Thursday, February 23, 2017

Mech Fans Toys MF-17 Hercules a.k.a. KO DX9 Hulkie a.k.a. Not-Devastator

Hulkie!!! KO Hulkie!!!! What a cute little Devastator... Though it is still not my smallest Devastator... This is the KO version, which I paid for about SGD 45.20... A bit expensive, but when compare to the legit DX9 version, this is considered cheap...


Super hilarious bio!!!! Hahahahahaha...


Here's KO Hulkie de-tombed... looks nice... I am prepared to tighten up the loose joints at the legs and shoulders... with my trusty superglue, hahahaha... Done!!!!


Hulkie !!!!!! Hahahaha.... He is so cute, even at this relatively large size (only slightly smaller than G1 version)...



And these are all my Devastators... 1 big happy family... hahahaha...



Here's the transformation for individual bots...

And final combination to become... Hulkie!!!!! Hahahaha...

战将 Zhan Jiang M01 战师 Mechinic Master a.k.a. KO Oversized Generation Toy Tyrant a.k.a. Not-Megatron

Gotten this a few days ago... As usual (for a KO), many parts has to be trimmed and joints tightened... Cost about SGD39.05... But is a very very nice G1 Megatron representation...


Megatron de-tombed... Comes with 2 purple sword and a mace, which my Megatron cannot hold now with his new replaced hands... Also comes with a new translucent eye piece which I since changed, and a new silver barrel tip which will make Megatron look more like the G1 cartoon version in robot mode...


Yes, my Megatron comes with 2 right hands... sigh... luckily found my old Jinbao Leo Dux hands stuck deep in a spare parts box, and decided to use them...


Fists are cut off and sanded down...



Pins of the original hands are attached to the Jinbao Leo Dux hands using superglue...


The top and bottom of the new fists need to be trimmed to fit them into the cavity...



Since the new hands go into the cavity completely, the gun mode is not affected at all. Also loosen his left shoulder screw to allow the arm to rotate... All other joints are trimmed or tightened to a acceptable level..



I felt this is a better sized gun to hold in hand, compared to Apollyon... Not to mention it is so much easier to transform...


Comparison with X-Transbots Apollyon...


And comparison with G1 Megatron, cos he's precious.... G1-Megatron-precious...



Here's the transformation video:


Friday, February 10, 2017

KO Oversized Warbotron Rex - Transformations Points Sharing

Wanted to share with fellow KO kollectors on these following points for this KO Oversized Warbotron Rex, which some reviews of this figure may have accidentally missed out :

(1) Crown can fit onto robot head snugly by tabbing in the small peg to the screw hole (back of head) first.

(2) Dino knee-thigh pieces should be extended ( and thus likely the robot elbows retracted in ), if according to the box front artwork and/or the G1 toy.

(3) Chromed tail pieces can slide up to lock in place in dino mode.

Personally I like this figure very much as a nice representative of the Grimlock character.


Sunday, February 5, 2017

Titans Return Chromedome - Gun Modification for Storage

Was fiddling with Titans Return Chromedome, and felt that the official guns placement in vehicle mode looks super silly and awkward. Hence decide to try to see if can fit in a gun better in the vehicle mode... There seemed to be a space at the robot thighs, and some trimming of the gun may be what is needed...


And gun can be stored...


Looks good...


... and only a little bit pops out from the back, so still acceptable.... So now Chromedome is left with only 1 gun, hahahaha... gain some, lose some... hahahaha....

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Titans Return Sixshot with KO Kabaya Counterpart

Quick comparison of the Titans Return Brainstorm with his KO Kabaya Counterpart, since I have no G1 version to compare with... The Kabaya mold is quite similar to the G1 version... First, jet mode...



The headmasters...


Head on!!!! The Kabaya mold is fantastic, it even retains the chest tech-specs feature... and TR Brainstorm can now hold the 2 nosecone guns... nice...

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Titans Return Brainstorm - Removable Nosecone Guns Modification

Started the operation last night to modify the nosecone guns to be removable and used as hand guns for Titans Return Brainstorm in his robot mode... First, cut off the guns carefully, and trim and sand carefully to as nice as you can be... hahahaha...


I found a short piece of DIA 5mm hollow rubbery plastic pipe to cut into handles and they can fit nicely into the fist-holes, and used 2 Tamiya pins to secure the pipe pieces to the cut-off guns... Dia 5mm holes are drilled at the nosecone to plug in the guns in jet mode...


Joining is done using Alteco brand epoxy glue... Hope it stays... Then need to cover the ugly grey patches which is the plastic colour... This is the toughest part, as I don't have teal colour paint and only with certain paints, so I tried mixing around (poster colour with paint-pens, etc)... In the end got a near teal but not the same entirely and also quite badly mixed (hints of yellow appeared quite visibly after applying superglue as protective coating)... Looks quite bad in pictures but still barely acceptable to the physical eyes... anyway, they will be quite hidden and not really visible when posing the figure...


Done! Now TR Brainstorm can wield 2 guns!!!! Hahahahaha... Looks good...




The robot's back...


Jet mode without the guns plugged in... Top and front views are ok, but side views will reveal the 2 holes at the nosecone... ugly... hahahahaha....



Guns plugged in!!!


And with this TR Brainstorm, I finally completed the 4 original Autobot Headmasters (not counting in Fortress Maximus)... Happy...








Titans Return Sixshot with G1 Counterpart

First, I admit I will not accept the so-called submarine mode for Titans Return Sixshot... And it is quite fun playing around to get different configurations for the gun mode... hahahaha...






The G1 gun mode looks bigger, but it seem to be a bit too big for comfort holding in hand... Titans Return version is much more comfortable to hold...



And the various modes of Sixshots...